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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Official updates and information regarding missing student Hannah Graham.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

More than 1,000 U.Va. employees volunteered through the annual community service day, completing more than 100 projects and reaping the satisfaction and camaraderie of working together outside the office to help others.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Veronica McMillion

At the first pan-University entrepreneurship event of the year, students learned about entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities across Grounds, including some format changes for this fall’s Entrepreneurship Cup.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Robert Hull

In 1948 – and for the next 20 years – Gordon Parks was the only black staff photographer at a major U.S. magazine or newspaper. A U.Va. exhibit tells the story of the Life magazine spread that launched his career ­– and his own ambivalence toward it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Mitchell Powers

Haibo Dong, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, hopes to use what he is discovering to create tiny, flying sensors that can detect airborne toxins.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In the latest issue of the Virginia News Letter, published by U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, VCU professor Thomas Baker makes a proposal for closing the “private sale” loophole in Virginia’s gun laws.

Monday, September 15, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Find out more at an information session Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Open Grounds.

Monday, September 15, 2014 | Bruce A. Vlk

Can the federal government require all citizens to purchase health insurance? Three experts will debate this and other questions about “Obamacare” on Wednesday.

Friday, September 12, 2014 | Matt Kelly

Craftsmen are recreating Thomas Jefferson’s original roof on Hotel D, one of the buildings in the University of Virginia’s Academical Village.

Friday, September 12, 2014 | McGregor McCance

With sexual misconduct on college campuses coming into sharper national focus, U.Va. leaders briefed members of the Board of Visitors on several new University initiatives aimed at preventing sexual violence.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Enslaved laborers built the University and served many of its inhabitants in the early years. How best to acknowledge and remember that legacy, and how other universities have wrestled with those issues, will be the focus of an upcoming conference.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Mary Wood

Josh Bowers has made a career of examining circumstances in which enforcing the letter of the law is not always in the public’s best interests.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

As planned, Dunlap guided the school while the University appointed a new executive vice president for heath affairs. But she was much more than a caretaker, leading several new initiatives.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Robert Hull , | Rob Smith

Alumna and longtime faculty member Elizabeth Meyer is eager to get started in guiding the School of Architecture to its next phase. She recently took time to discuss her vision as the new dean of the school.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

At a seminar Monday, scientists, engineers and others reviewed best practices for recruiting and retaining talented and diverse female faculty.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

U.Va. doctors have demonstrated the ability to target and shape higher doses of radiation more precisely during “lumpectomy” surgery, with the aim of preventing recurrences of cancer near the tumor site and sparing nearby tissue.

Monday, September 8, 2014 | Dan Heuchert

The University is ranked No. 2 among public universities for the 11th straight year, and has ranked among the top 25 universities, public and private, every year since the rankings began in 1988.

Monday, September 8, 2014 | Lauren Jones

The University of Virginia’s annual Fall Convocation, to be held Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in the John Paul Jones Arena, will also include the bestowing of Intermediate Honors and presentation of the Thomas Jefferson Awards.

Friday, September 5, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

A U.Va. study that examined global food security finds that future trade may not be so secure for some countries.

Friday, September 5, 2014 | McGregor McCance

Roberts has experience both in higher education in Virginia and in health care law. He replaces Paul Forch, who retired as general counsel to U.Va. in August.

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